King Felipe and Queen Letizia in Salamanca today
This was a ceremonial event filled with pomp and tradition not to mention speeches and tributes to those being honoured. And Felipe and Letizia had a starring role.
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The Queen of Spain has kept her wardrobe quiet in recent weeks and months but today we got another look at the knockout grey suit worn when she welcomed Queen Rania to Madrid last winter when she paid a working visit with her husband, King Abdullah II. And her outfit looked just as chic today as she strode out in confidence despite ongoing issues facing the Spanish monarchy.
Not only are the Spanish royals keeping a low profile because of politics, they also have the ongoing trial of Infanta Cristina to contend with. What should have been a glowing start to spring for Felipe and Letizia ended up being almost too quiet as their diaries ended up totally empty when their planned State Visit to the UK was postponed.
The agenda isn't exactly packed out now but the pace of appearances is slowly picking up although it may be weeks yet before it's at full speed as political talks continue. But today's formal engagement allowed Felipe and Letizia a chance to stride out as they aim to rebuild the popularity of Spain's monarchy.